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Robert Dickey
Birth: Sep. 2, 1939
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 2011
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA

Musician. Half of the music duo James and Bobby Purify. Dickey's first break in the industry came as a guitarist with the ensemble The Dothan Sextet, whom achieved national exposure as an opening act for Otis Redding in 1965. Dickey (taking Purify as a stage name) would go onto find fame, pairing with his cousin James Purify, they signed with the Bell record label and scored a million-selling hit with their signature song "I'm Your Puppet" (1966). Further Top-40 hits followed with "Wish You Didn't Have to Go" (1967), "Shake a tail feather" (1967) and "Let Love Come Between Us" (1967). By the early 1970s, Dickey had left the entertainment arena to settle in his hometown of Tallahassee, where he found a position within the police department. He would return as a performer of gospel music. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Greater St Mark Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82931546
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